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Honestly, Not Such a Good Friday

This past Wednesday, I had a thoracentesis procedure in which a needle was inserted into the pleural space between my lungs and chest wall. This procedure was done to remove excess fluid, known as a pleural effusion, from the pleural space to help me breathe easier. 823 more words

Time to Drain the Swamp

Draining the swamp is a metaphor used by American politicians, referencing actions to clean up government corruption. In my case, however, I’m referring to a treatment that involves draining the fluid from my chest cavity, either with a needle or a small tube inserted into the chest. 176 more words

Pleural Effusion

This one is more of a presentation of different diseases, rather than a disease itself.

Pleural Effusion

Definition: fluid accumulation in the pleural space.

Blood in the pleural space = … 602 more words

Medicine

Thoracic Ultrasound - A's, B's and whatever's!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

See our section on the chest within the How 2 Echo section.

Get confused with this modality…well it is extremely powerful in experienced hands and quick to do at the bedside. 64 more words

Echo

Things We Learned About Kidney Failure & Dialysis

Regarding blogging, one of the most common questions my friends ask me ~ “How can you publicly share so much about yourself?”

It wasn’t easy at first. 1,607 more words

Experiences

10/7/16 Intern Morning Report - Pleural Effusion

CC: 3 days of shortness of breath

ID: 82 yo Hispanic male with HTN, DLD, DM, COPD, HFpEF with >50 pack-year smoking history presents with 3 days of shortness of breath.   236 more words

Intern Morning Report

"Are you okay?"

I get this question a lot and 9 out of 10 times, I have no idea how to answer it. Is the person concerned about how I am (physically) at this very second or are they asking a more holistic question? 894 more words